Fox Sports Worked a Live Mirrorless Camera Into an NFL Broadcast — And It Caught Viewers’ Attention

Sony a7R IV deployed on a DJI Ronin-S gimbal captured live shots at a Washington-Seattle game.

From: Sports Video Group

A seemingly modest addition to the camera arsenal for the Sunday-afternoon Seattle-Washington NFL game caught the attention of viewers and sports-video–production professionals alike.

In place of a traditional Steadicam, the onsite crew deployed a Sony mirrorless camera (the a7R IV, to be exact) on a Ronin-S handheld gimbal to capture end-zone shots following scoring plays. The shallow depth of field delivered visuals that had never been seen in a live NFL game broadcast — and viewers noticed. Read more >>

Posted by Susan A. Campbell on Sunday, January 17, 2021